Office of Energy and Transportation Announces $54M for Electrified Transportation Projects


The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation, through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, has announced the availability of $54 million in federal funding to support projects that will expand community access through electrified “green” transportation.

The Communities Taking Charge Accelerator program will drive innovation in equitable clean transportation by investing in projects that expand access to electric vehicles, including accelerating the transition to e-bus fleets and advancing charging systems to optimize use of the grid.

The funding will support:

  • Expanding e-mobility solutions through electrified micro, light, and medium-duty transit fleets.
  • Expanding charging access for privately owned electric vehicles.
  • Managed charging for clean, reliable energy.

Eligible recipients include academic, nonprofit, for-profit, and government entities (including transit agencies) for planning, demonstration, or deployment projects that drive innovation in equitable clean transportation. Before submitting a proposal for this opportunity, applicants must submit a concept paper by May 20.